Mixed Anathema’s “Universal” Concert Film

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In May 2012 Anathema released Weather Systems, the most acclaimed and successful album of the band’s celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band’s reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.

Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.

Some clips from the concert:

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Some quotes:

“…The band plays a plethora of tracks mainly from their last few releases, of which I consider Weather Systems to be the greatest. Every song sounds wonderful, and the production is flawless…”

“…There are just so many layers that can be heard that it takes your breath away sometimes. John also gives a incredibly strong performance on drums, which I might add are mixed perfectly…”

Power Of Metal DK

“It’s an atmospheric show, emotionally deep and sonically smooth”

Record Collector

“A visual and hearing experience par excellence”

Planet Music (deu)

“A band that have mastered the art of aural seduction”

Metal Hammer

“A beautiful bit of live magic”

Kerrang!

“Sumptuous live recording of a band at their zenith”

Classic Rock Presents Prog

“A unique event that captures a band’s sound hitting new heights”

Total Guitar

“A set of emotionally devastating and beautiful mini-epics”

Terrorizer

“Brilliant…essential purchase… Why aren’t Anathema the biggest band in the world?…”

thisisnotascene.com

“Anathema force journalists to invent new synonyms to express the concept of ‘sublime'”

Metal Maniac

“A fascinating live document from one of the most exiting Rock bands of the present, that seems to be at the zenith of their career”

Metal Hammer (deu)

8/10 DVD of the month

Eclipsed

 

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